Nkata Named KPL Best Coach of the Year

Coach Paul Nkata holds the Kenya Premier League trophy. He helped Tusker to their first ever double. (Courtesy Photo)

Ugandan coach Paul Nkata was once again honored with the coach of the year award in the Kenya Premier League awards gala held on Wednesday 14 at the Safari Park hotel in Nairobi.

Nkata won a memorable double for Tusker FC ending the brewer’s three year trophy drought. Tusker won the league with about 61 points to reclaim the title from Gormahia who had won three on the bounce.

He was awarded KES 300, website 000 (UGX 10.5M) as prize money. Nkata won ahead of Gormahia coach Jose Marcelo Ferreira and Francis Baraza who came second and third respectively.

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Western Stima midfielder Kenneth Muguna bagged the most valuable player of the year. The award was tagged to a KES 1, sales 000, price 000 (UGX 34M) prize money, a flat screen and a smart phone.

Other categories of awards include the young player, golden boot, golden glove, best defender, best Midfielder and the referees.

List of award winners

Most Valuable Player: Kenneth Muguna (W.stima)
Coach of the Year: Paul Nkata (Tusker)
Golden Boot: John Makwata (Ulinzi Stars)
Golden Glove: Patrick Matasi (Posta Rangers)
Defender of the Year: Joackins Atudo (Posta Rangers)
Midfielder of the Year: Kenneth Muguna (Western Stima)
Fair play Player of the Year: Ali Bai (Kakamega Homeboyz)
New Player of the Year: Eric Ouma (Gor Mahia)
Team Manager of the Year: George Opondo (Tusker)
Fair Play Team of the Year: Kakamega Homeboyz
Assistant Referee of the Year: Gilbert Cheruiyot
Referee of the Year: Anthony Ogwayo


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